TIME society

Waitress Tracks Down Customers Who Left $1,300 Behind

Kantessa Smith used Facebook to find them

ABC 9 reports that a Georgia waitress who found an envelope with 13 $100 bills while cleaning tables returned the money to the owners, whom she tracked down via Facebook.

Kantessa Smith, a waitress at Country’s Barbecue in Columbus, Ga., told ABC 9 that she reviewed the restaurant’s security cameras with her manager to find footage of the couple and posted zoomed-in pictures on Facebook, asking followers if they could identify the two.

Sure enough, the post went viral this week, and made its way to the couple, who returned to the restaurant to claim the money.

TIME animals

Cranky Runaway Pig Terrorizes Burger King

Just in time for a special on bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches

On Thursday morning, a pot-bellied pig that escaped from its pen overnight wandered into the parking lot of a Burger King in Boswell along U.S. Route 30, about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Coincidentally, there was a two-for-$4 special on bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches going on, but it does not sound like the animal ate any of its own kind. Instead, it was fed hash browns by customers and tolerated some picture-taking before police arrived after the runaway pig also reportedly nipped a bystander’s foot, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

No word on whether any customers became vegetarian after their encounter with the pig.

TIME animals

This Quadruple Amputee Rottweiler Looks So Happy Walking With His New Prosthetic Limbs

Fall in puppy love all over again

Here’s a story warming the hearts of dog lovers around the Internet. A Rottweiler named Brutus living in Loveland, Colo., had his paws removed because of a severe case of frostbite he got when a previous owner left him out in the cold as a puppy, according to a statement by Colorado State University. At two years old, he is now learning to walk again thanks to four prosthetic limbs from OrthoPets Denver and therapy from the school’s James L. Voss teaching hospital.

TIME animals

John Legend Will Sing at Your Next Dog Wedding

"That's love"

Musician John Legend stars in a music video in which he sings for two bulldogs getting hitched. After preparing an experience of a lifetime for these canines, he runs into wife and model Chrissy Teigen, who appears disgusted and confused at first, but then says she would run upstairs to get a dress.

The clip is a promotion for Omaze, a site that works like an online charity raffle, advertising an opportunity to have the Grammy winner perform at a private event. Fans who buy an entry will be donating to the Show Me Campaign’s effort to rebuild the auditorium at the former South High School in Springfield, Ohio—his hometown.

 

TIME viral

Watch Three Women Lip Sync Their Way Through Musical History

They strip down for an impersonation of Miley Cyrus performing "Wrecking Ball"

In this viral video called “Mime Through Time,” Sydney actresses Lana Kington, Madison Lloyd and Shae-Lee Shackleford of the comedy troupe SketchShe lip-sync pop music from past decades while hanging out in a car. The trio assumes the personas of stars such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Queen and Gotye (known for “Somebody That I Used to Know”). They end the clip with an impression of Miley Cyrus singing “Wrecking Ball,” for which they are topless (well, almost topless. That bit is censored). The clip has racked up more than 4.4 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube on March 31.

Read next: Is This Video of Women Singing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in a Car Real Life or Just Fantasy?

TIME society

Watch a Professor Teach His Class a Thing or Two about Pranks

No advanced math knowledge necessary to enjoy this trigonometry lesson

Matthew Weathers, a math professor at Biola University and technology whiz, often treats his class to performances that mix live action and video.

He starts off by showing a clip of himself botching a trigonometry lesson in a YouTube tutorial. Then the whole show turns into him yelling at this digital version of himself, even stepping behind the projector screen to look like he is inserting himself into this Windows Desktop. Pretty soon, the mini-mes are fighting and throwing Chrome and Firefox web browser icons at each other.

His 2010 prank boasts more than 6.1 million views on YouTube.

TIME politics

Watch Barack Obama Do His Best Frank Underwood Impression

"Frank learned it from me"

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the White House web series West Wing Week, President Barack Obama treated viewers to an impersonation of Frank Underwood, the conniving President on the hit Netflix show House of Cards played by actor Kevin Spacey.

In the 12-second impression, he starts to attempt the character’s southern accent, but then reverts to his normal speaking voice.

In an interview last year, he admitted he watches House of Cards, but said, “I have to tell you, life in Washington is a little more boring than displayed on the screen. The truth of the matter is, if you followed me, most of my day is sitting in a room listening to a bunch of folks in gray suits talking about a whole bunch of stuff that wouldn’t make very good television.”

 

TIME Family & Relationships

Teacher’s Sassy Obituary For Herself Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons

"I was born; I blinked; and it was over."

Florida school teacher Emily Phillips, who died March 25 at 69 after battling pancreatic cancer, wrote a spirited obituary for herself that has gone viral since running in the Florida Times-Union on Tuesday.

Here are some of the most memorable lines from Phillips, a proud mother, grandmother and wife (or, as she referred to herself, “Grand Diva Of All Things Domestic”):

• “It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away.”

• “Once again I didn’t get things my way.”

• “So…I was born; I blinked; and it was over. No buildings named after me; no monuments erected in my honor.”

• “Today I am happy and I am dancing. Probably naked.”

Read next: The Most Surprising and Hilarious Requests from the Grave

TIME society

Meet the World’s New Oldest Person

Danny Johnston / AP Gertrude Weaver holds a flower given to her a day before her 116th birthday at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation in Camden, Ark on July 3, 2014.

She's 116, but wants Obama at her next birthday party

Following the death on Wednesday of Misao Okawa, a 117-year-old who lived in Japan, the world’s new oldest person is an American.

The title now belongs to Gertrude Weaver, 116, who lives at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation, a nursing home in Camden, Ark., according to the Gerontology Research Group.

“At the moment, Gertrude Weaver is the oldest living person for whom the Gerontology Research Group can adequately verify her age, with the three documentary conditions of original proof of birth, name change and recent identification having been met,” Robert Young, director of the group’s supercentenarians division, tells TIME.

In an interview with TIME last year after she was first recognized as the oldest-living American, Weaver said her secret to longevity is “kindness.”

“Treat people right and be nice to other people the way you want them to be nice to you,” she added. These days, she enjoys “wheelchair dancing,” manicures, Bible study and attending concerts by singers from schools and church groups.

On Wednesday, Weaver told the Associated Press she would like President Obama to attend her party for her 117th birthday on July 4.

Read next: Long Life Secrets from an (Almost) 115 Year Old Woman

TIME celebrity

Watch Katie Couric Pull an Epic Prank on James Corden

The look on the new Late Late Show host's face is priceless

Journalist Katie Couric pulled an amazing April Fools’ prank on The Late Late Show host James Corden Wednesday night, using a stunt double to pretend she fell down the stairs as he welcomed her into the studio. As he rushes off stage and kneels besides the woman who he appears to think is the Yahoo News anchor, the real Katie Couric is standing at the top of the stairs yelling, “Up here! Up here, James! James! April Fools!”

After he gets over the shock, Corden just looks relieved that a guest did not get injured during his first week hosting the show.

Read next: The Best April Fools’ Pranks of 2015

 

 

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